Canadian Coast Guard gets first new icebreaker in 25 years


(LEVIS, Quebec) — The Canadian Coast Guard on Friday took delivery of the first of three new icebreakers refitted at Quebec's Davie Shipyard, CTV News reported.

CCGS Captain Molly Kool was delivered during a ceremony at the shipyard across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City. The vessel, one of three former anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) ships bought from Norway in August, is the first new icebreaker floated by the Canadian Coast Guard in 25 years.

Federal officials also announced another $90 million in work for Davie.

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By Professional Mariner Staff